E-Resilience Conference 2016

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A trans-disciplinary approach to build e-resilience: Managing technology

21 April 2016

Birkbeck University, London

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a vibrant day exploring this important area of research. We heard from high-profile researchers, practitioners and industry experts about the emerging concept of e-resilience and its application and wide-ranging implications for wellbeing and performance.

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Download the introduction to the e-Resilience Conference:

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Download the SOCRG presentation: What Are the Options and What Is the Evidence?

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Gail Kinman and Almuth McDowall summarised the event for ‘The Psychologist’, please see here.

Here are the speakers’ short biographies and presentation slides:

David D’Souza (keynote speaker)

Head of CIPD, London

David is the CIPD’s Head of London and a respected speaker and blogger on progressive HR & business practice. Prior to joining the CIPD David worked in HR and Organisational Development for over 15 years. David’s areas of interest include including the future of work, learning & development, talent and performance management, technology and employee engagement.

Presentation title: The Future of Work

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Jean-François Stich

Lancaster University

Jean-François is a PhD student in Management at Lancaster University researching about well-being and virtual interactions at work. His research interests gravitate around the psychological impacts of technology on employees, covering areas such as technostress, cyberdeviancy or E-leadership. More information can be found on his personal website jfstich.com.

Presentation title: Virtual Interactions at Work, Wellbeing and Performance: The Importance of Person-Environment’Fit’

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Dr Richard A. MacKinnon

Insight Director, The Future Work Centre

Richard is co-founder and Insight Director at The Future Work Centre. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Registered Coaching Psychologist and Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Business School. Richard has worked in the UK as a practitioner psychologist for over 15 years. He specializes in coaching, training and talent development. His research interests include the role of technology at work and the complexities of work-life balance.

Presentation title: Technology at Work: A Systems Perspective

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Alison Maitland (keynote speaker)


Alison is a business author, speaker and conference moderator who specialises in leadership, diversity, and the new world of work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the books Future Work and Why Women Mean Business. She contributes articles to a wide variety of international media including the Financial Times.

Alison is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital with The Conference Board and directs the Board’s Europe-based Council for Diversity & Inclusion in Business. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at London’s Cass Business School.

Presentation title: Leadership and Self-Leadershipin the Digital Age

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Dr Emma Russell

Kingston Business School, London

Emma Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Kingston Business School, London. She is the director of the Well-being at Work, Kingston (WWK) Research Group. Emma’s research interests are in understanding strategies used to deal with e-communications and how these relate to goal-achievement, personality and well-being.

Presentation title: Individual Differences in Dealing with Email at Work

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Funded by the Balance Network.

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